Security forces uncovered two terrorist cells throughout December and January that carried out shooting attacks on Israeli targets, the Shin Bet announced on Thursday.
In a joint IDF - Shin Bet initiative, one cell belonging to the Palestinian Front for the Liberation of Palestine organization was nabbed in the Palestinian village of Beit Rima, in the Binyamin region. It carried out a gun attack on Israeli vehicles in the area, and targeted an IDF position in Nabi Saleh. There were no injuries in the attacks.
The Shin Bet added that the cell took part in firebombings and pipe bomb incidents directed at IDF units in the West Bank. Security forces seized four firearms used to fire on Israelis, and ammunition.
"The members of the cell confessed to their intention to carry out more attacks, including a combined gun and pipe bomb attack on an IDF base, stabbings against soldiers, and kidnapping a soldier," the intelligence agency added.